Benjamin Franklin, born at Boston, the 17th. Any. 1706. Engraved for the Universal Magazine.
A classic portrait, engraved in 1777, showing Benjamin Franklin with his iconic glasses and coon skin hat. On Charles Nicolas Cochin’s 1777 portrait, Sellers wrote: “This was probably the first likeness of Franklin taken after his arrival in France. It was certainly by far the most popular. The Canadian fur cap is worn in sturdy independence of fashionable usage, and the Doctor’s mouth, and the glance through his spectacles, carry out the idea.” (Catalogue of the Society’s Exhibition of Portraits of Benjamin Franklin, 373)
Description: Benjamin Franklin, born at Boston, the 17th. Any. 1706. Engraved for the Universal Magazine.
[London:] Printed for J. Hinton, at the King’s Arms, in Paternoster Row, . Platemark: 7 x 4½ inches. Sheet size: 8¼ x 4⅞ inches. Lightly age-toned.